BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya, who was hospitalised on Thursday evening after suffering aheart attack, is now stable. According to the fresh medical bulletin issued by the BM Birla Hospital in Kolkata, Dalmiya was “clinically better”, but was still in the coronary critical care unit.
“Mr Jagmohan Dalmiya was admitted last night with chest discomfort and underwent coronary angiography. Clot was aspirated out to establish good flow in coronary arteries,” the medical bulletin issued at 10.30 am on Friday stated. “Today, he is clinically better with improvement in ECG. He is being monitored at the hospital with medication as per protocol.”
According to one of the senior officials at the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), where Dalmiya was elected as president for an eighth consecutive term in July, doctors had indicated there were still some clots that needed to be cleared: “We have been told that although one of the clots has been removed, it is only partially removed. There are few more.”
In the first bulletin, issued late Thursday evening, the doctors had said that “multiple lesions were observed with total occlusion of left anterior descending coronary artery.”
The CAB official said Dalmiya was talking, but was not allowed any visitors since he was under critical care. The official added that doctors had indicated if the recovery goes smooth Dalmiya will likely be out of the hospital “within 72 hours” from today.
But according to the hospital spokesperson it was too early to determine as to when Dalmiya would be discharged.